Saturday, March 18, 2006

Changing the world!

I wonder how many of us can really change the world. Isn’t changing the world what each person wants to do? My thoughts were kicked off after I met a good friend of mine, who in college, believed that getting into the Government set up for health care, with CMC training and values would be the best way to create a social change. However today 2 years into his tryst with government health care, he does not sound as hopeful as before. Disillusioned and given up trying to make a difference.
I hope Anne’s and my plans for the future do not reach such an end. It has to be different when we are sure God had a part to play in us making our choices. There are so many reasons we can say we have had enough – poor facilities, Koby and his education, a need to study further, lack of stimulus to improve or learn new things. One of the things that has repeatedly been repeated to us during this illness, is that for those to whom much is given, much is expected. Anne, Koby and I have been given so much, I’m sure that the future will sort itself out and we can give back to both God and man.
Today is a day off from both radiation and duty. Pediatric surgery is a great specialty and I am really enjoying the time there. Anne is on call, so we will miss the music competition that the medical students are organizing in the college, buts that’s all right – we will be able to spend the day at home tomorrow, and that will be a treat.
36 G of radiation will be completed on Wednesday; Dr. Subhashini will reassess me and decide if I need the full dose of 40 G. That can mean another 2- 3 days of radiation. The end is in sight!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tarun,

This was sent to me by the former President of an organization that I used to work for - very poignant!

"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."

~ B. C. Forbes

S.

Anonymous said...

Our life is not to be centered all about us and our ambitions, but it is all about Him and His plans for our life.It is more important to know the God who wills than the will of God. Knowing His will for our lives is just a natural extention of knowing the God who has a perfect plan for our life.

“I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)”

Does not our earthly fathers want us to know them and their heart &love for us than they just being a part of our decision making about our future?

Maya Cassis said...

hope you doing ok.

Anne said...

Dear Anonymous,
That was a beautiful thought. Thank You.
Anne.